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Kids dressed like superheros with SNAP-Ed staff
Kids dressed like superheros with SNAP-Ed staff
SFSP Serves a "Super" Lunch
Our friend was so excited to celebrate his birthday at our Summer Food Service Program meal site. And on Superhero Day to boot! The kids had a blast with their superhero capes, and they got to meet a local fireman from Alpha Fire Company!

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. It is a nation-wide program funded by the USDA and the Department of Education. Local organizations may "sponsor" a program. The Healthy Bodies Project lab funds the largest State College SFSP, as the goals of the program (healthy and nutritious eating) aligns with those of our own. Last summer, we served over 1,500 kids a free and nutritious lunch in various parks and establishments in town.

Volunteers from the Children's Garden at the Arboretum at Penn State standing with the tree cookies they brought for kids to decorate.
=Volunteers from the Children's Garden at the Arboretum at Penn State standing with the tree cookies they brought for kids to decorate. Volunteers from the Children's Garden at the Arboretum at Penn State standing with the tree cookies they brought for kids to decorate.
=cherry tomatoes in a bowl Cherry tomatoes from Radio Park Elementary for a healthy SFSP food tasting.
=boy rolls seed ball on a table A kiddo rolls a clay ball through some seeds to make a "seed bomb".
=Volunteers from ReFarm Cafe holding seed bombs Volunteers from REfarm Cafe brought supplies to make homemade "seed bombs" for Jungle Week.
=homemade 100% juice popsicles Homemade 100% fruit juice "tie-dye" popsicles for Art's Fest week.
=Fireman Jon standing by Alpha Fire Company truck Fireman Jon Nese stands in front of Alpha Fire Co. firetruck, awaiting his next tour group!
=SNAP-Ed staff posing in front of firetruck SNAP-Ed Summer Staff Evan and Intern Madi pose in front of an Alpha Fire Company engine.
=child art displayed on park pavillion pole An array of different art pieces children created at SFSP sites throughout Arts Fest Week displayed in an outdoor "gallery".
=SNAP-Ed staff prepares SFSP table SFSP Coordinator Catie setting up a lunch table for service.
=SFSP site at Schlow Library Lunch is ready at the State College SFSP satellite site at Schlow Library!
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